Washington, (EFE).- The President of the United States, Joe Biden, underwent surgery on February 16 for a skin lesion on his chest that turned out to be a carcinoma and which concluded successfully, the White House reported this Friday.
According to the statement from the White House doctor, Kevin O’Connor, the intervention occurred the day Biden had his medical examination. At the time, the White House said the president was in “good health” and “fit” to perform his duties.
This Friday’s statement explains that that day, at the Walter Reed military medical center, Biden had a “skin lesion” removed from his chest. The removed tissue was biopsied and “as expected” contained carcinoma cells.
All the cancerous tissue was removed “successfully” according to the president’s doctor, who also explained that the entire affected area has been treated with “electrodesiccation”, which consists of drying the tissues with high frequency.
The doctor stressed in this report provided by the White House that basal cell carcinoma lesions “do not tend to spread or cause metastasis” as is the case with “more serious” cases of skin cancer such as melanoma or squamous skin carcinomas. .
However, he admitted that this type of cancerous lesions can grow in size and generate more significant problems that require intervention beyond surgical removal.
The area that was subjected to the biopsy has “healed well” according to the medical report, which adds that the next medical check-ups will include dermatological examinations.